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Pandora Hearts

Pandora Hearts

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: PandoraHearts
Japanese: パンドラハーツ


Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 3, 2009 to Sep 25, 2009
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 8.011 (scored by 76018 users)
Ranked: #5102
Popularity: #117
Members: 167,958
Favorites: 3,937
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Oz Vessalius, heir to one of the duke houses, has just turned fifteen. His life is rich and carefree, darkened only by the constant absence of his father. At his coming-of-age ceremony, however, everything changes. For no reason that he can discern, he's cast into the prison known as the "Abyss," only to be saved by a "chain" known as Alice, the Bloodstained Black Rabbit. It is unknown why he was cast into Abyss, how Alice factors into it all, and what the organization known as "Pandora" wants with him.

(Source: ANN)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Pandora Hearts
Side story: Pandora Hearts Specials

Characters & Voice Actors

Kawasumi, Ayako
Kawasumi, Ayako
Break, Xerxes
Break, Xerxes
Ishida, Akira
Ishida, Akira
Nightray, Gilbert
Nightray, Gilbert
Toriumi, Kousuke
Toriumi, Kousuke
Sakamoto, Azuma
Sakamoto, Azuma
Rainsworth, Sharon
Rainsworth, Sharon
Hanazawa, Kana
Hanazawa, Kana


Kajiura, Yuki
Producer, Theme Song Arrangement, Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Lyrics, Music
Nozaki, Keiichi
Kato, Takao
Director, Storyboard
Takadera, Takeshi
Sound Director

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Episodes  0 / 25
Aired  Apr 3, 2009 to Sep 25, 2009
Status  Finished Airing
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Jun 25, 2013
Imagine your reality falling into pieces on your fifteenth birthday, pushed into a broken toy box and relentlessly pursued by people you barely know.

Pushed aside and left broken, do you accept death in the name of saving another's life, desperately looking for pieces of yourself to confirm your existence? Knowing nothing about yourself, wanting to find out, yet scared of finding out, how do you move on? How do you protect something you once lost, in fear of losing it again, suffocating it with your loyalty and inability to let it leave your sight?

Pandora Hearts explores the story of Oz Vessalius ( or Bezarius, as read more
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Feb 7, 2010
When you lose everything and end up with nothing, how do you pick yourself up and move on? Do you lash out in anger and bitterness, hiding your wounds? Do you allow the emptiness inside you to shut out any emotional reaction, numbly accepting your fate? Do you desperately search everywhere for what remains of you, hoping to piece yourself back together? Or do you fear losing again so much that you spend all your time protecting what you already have, nearly crushing it in your tight grasp?

With each of these suggestions, I refer to a particular character in the story whose struggle with loss read more
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May 31, 2009
I would just like to say that this is the very first anime I've given a 10 to without watching it in its entirety. I've always enjoyed twists on Alice in Wonderland and I love the darker genre of anime so needless to say Pandora Hearts drew me in right away.

The synopsis doesn't do the story justice. Imagine being 15 and having everything and then being sucked into a world that is similar to a broken toy box where the dolls try to eat you. Thats just what Oz Bezarius goes through on his coming of age ceremony on his birthday. I won't say read more
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Apr 17, 2011
Pandora Hearts is an anime that draws inspiration and many thematic elements from the story Alice in Wonderland. It is about a young aristocrat named Oz Bezarius, the heir of a noble house, who becomes the victim of a dark ceremony in the first episode and is cast down into the "Abyss" - a prison like area inhabited by monsters called Chains. While there, he meets the Chain known as Alice, the Black Rabbit.

The show starts out incredibly strong, but its strength doesn't last long at all. The overlying problem with the show is that it doesn't seem to know what read more
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Both animes have similar dymanics in the relations between main characters: an older, stronger servant who protects a weaker, younger master. Also, the topic of hell/Abyss that threatens one of the characters is kind of similar. Both animes are very nice in the visual aspect, dramatic but with some humor to lighten the mood. 
reportRecommended by Juxian
The main characters, Oz and Allen, have very similar personalities and go through a major life changing experience. Both series also have a dark horror type theme, many random comedic scenes, and a fair amount of action. 
reportRecommended by Monochrome
Alice is similar to Merry. Both are rude, they like sweets, they look like cats, they have strong characters, but they can be weak. They both have an unknown past.
Abyss and Dreamworld are similar worlds. 
reportRecommended by Tem95
both includes demons and kinda same main character!
and both are epic! * you well like them both * 
reportRecommended by Kaim
These are Gothic tales dealing with the tale of a rabbit that brings fear into the minds of the people said rabbit comes across. The time eras are similar too and there is the mystery element. 
reportRecommended by Yemi_Hikari
Huey from Dantalian reminds me of a much older Oz Vessalius, while Dalian definitely reminds me of Alice. Both take place in a European setting, both are fantasy shows.  
reportRecommended by webkid94

Opening Theme

"Parallel Hearts" by FictionJunction (Wakana Ootaki, Keiko Kubota, Kaori Oda, Yuriko Kaida)

Ending Theme

#1: "Maze" by savage genius feat. Tomoe Ohmi (eps 1-13)
#2: "Watashi wo Mitsukete. (私を見つけて。)" by savage genius (eps 14-25)

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